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StarFox / Re: Favorite Star Fox game
« Last post by LunarShield on April 04, 2017, 05:33:34 PM »
Star Fox 64 by far. The story was good and i beat it going all Mission Accomplished and 11 Arwings remaining with 990 hits.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: Questions Regarding ZeldaWiki's move to Gamepedia
« Last post by Jason on March 23, 2017, 02:06:18 PM »
Hey! Thanks for asking :D here are some answers:

  • We're not just joining Gamepedia, we're also joining their team to help them run things. We've spent years working with Curse, we really like them. When we approached them last year at E3 about a project to build a spiritual successor to NIWA as a business, they got really excited, and we spent the next six months figuring out what that would look like. That said, a lot of it is still forming, so there isn't anything extra to announce just yet ;)
  • ZW can't change hosts - if we wanted to leave, we'd have to start a new wiki under a new name. We don't think that's going to happen, so we're cool with it.
  • Original accounts aren't around anymore, but all edits have been preserved. You can use this form to claim your edits on your Gamepedia account: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenGiwy8Wm1OseuPhdSHFIgK_yRsJXbjpsFxhK1AFDGvmhdDg/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • Gamepedia has no say over who's on the team or anything we do, what we write, what the wiki looks like, and what extensions we add. We let them manage our ads, though, and their developers add our extensions to Hydra so that any wiki can use them. (As a part of joining Gamepedia we've actually open-sourced one of our custom plugins! Their dev team does a great job contributing back to MediaWiki core and the extension community, and that was another big factor that led us to want to work more with them.)
  • Definitely. Actually, I'm working on this with the Gamepedia team now - possibly on a feature that lets any Gamepedia wiki have its own custom domain. I think the pressure from people to have custom domains is pretty strong. Also, we love our domain and would be thrilled to see it back!

Lemme know if you have any more questions :D cheers!
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NIWA Discussion / Questions Regarding ZeldaWiki's move to Gamepedia
« Last post by DTM on March 23, 2017, 04:36:51 AM »
Hello!  I have some questions regarding ZeldaWiki's move to Gamepedia.  Though I am personally nervous about such a move, I understand the reasoning for such an action.  There are a couple things I would like some clarifications about the move though:

  • What specifically prompted the move to Gamepedia?
  • If in the future ZeldaWiki wants to change hosts, will Gamepedia have to remove ZeldaWiki's content from their site?
  • Are the original accounts from ZeldaWiki.org still there and can be recovered should ZeldaWiki change hosts?
  • How much independence is given to the ZeldaWiki team? Are all issues are to be decided upon by the community?
  • Is it possible in the future to have the site use the original ZeldaWiki.org domain while still being hosted by Gamepedia (or possibly remove the top bar while still keeping the bottom section)? This is a really minor thing though.

I am looking forward for the future of ZeldaWiki and I hope it can continue to grow and improve.
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NIWA Discussion / Re: RIP ZeldaWiki
« Last post by Hylian King on March 12, 2017, 07:11:17 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that this change is proving to be unpleasant for you (and others, I'm sure). Overall though, the wiki is much faster now than it was in the past 5+ years since I started contributing, even with the ads. Gamepedia is a huge win for us in terms of technological resources.

Try to understand someone has to pay for the hosting. This is not easy for a non-profit fan community to do, and the last thing we want is for the wiki to come to a grinding halt during the traffic spikes that happen around a game release, especially one as colossal as BotW. With Gamepedia, this is no longer a worry.

Full disclosure: as a longtime contributor to Zelda Wiki I am entitled to Gamepedia PRO membership. But even if that weren't the case, I would have no problem paying 1.25/month to the wiki's host farm, especially one that actually respects the gaming communities they host. As for the ads... If this layout is what it takes to make things work, then that's how it has to be. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. :P
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NIWA Discussion / RIP ZeldaWiki
« Last post by litnin200 on March 11, 2017, 09:41:26 AM »
ZeldaWiki has moved to Gamepedia. This was a big mistake. Gamepedia is one of the worst websites on the internet for hosting wikis. It slows down my web browser horrendously with its ads and cookies. To make the ads go away, you have to pay them! I'm not doing that!
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The Lounge / Re: New Members Thread
« Last post by fawfulthegreat64 on March 07, 2017, 09:01:53 AM »
I was banned from the Super Mario Wiki and Forum, what does that tell any of you?
Dunno, but dragging it onto this dead forum tells me you didn't learn anything from those bans.

Also heyo, made account because I clicked a link that eventually led here.
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Other Media / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« Last post by fawfulthegreat64 on March 02, 2017, 02:29:59 PM »
I am a fan of the Brave Little Toaster (both the original and the sequels), and Wreck-it Ralph. I'm also one of the two people who like A Troll in Central Park.  :eekdance: :mario: :broken:
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The Lounge / Re: New Members Thread
« Last post by LTIan on February 13, 2017, 05:17:24 AM »
I was banned from the Super Mario Wiki and Forum, what does that tell any of you?
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Has anyone ever done this? For the first 8 minutes, everything in the movie matches up with what Queen is singing. Kind of eerie to be honest.

You're right. Good spot and it is very eerie.
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Nintendo Gaming / Favorite Nintendo Select Title
« Last post by Tattletale on November 22, 2016, 10:57:25 PM »
After you've voted please discuss why your favorite applicants for Nintendo select are what they are (even if it's not what you voted for) you may vote for something not on the list as well.
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